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Old 11-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default snow / all terrain tire question

I was lookin for a set of winter tires that I can have a lot of funn with in the snow or dirt and I found some that I want to mount on my stock wheels 16 inch and I really want some large aggressive looking ones the ones I'm looking at are 225 65 16 are those to large without and suspension mods could I go larger heigh wise or am I already over thr limit
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Is there a specific reason you want to go with a larger size? Are you planning on doing actual off-roading or just sticking to gravel roads? If you want to see off road Sabarus here is thread all about that: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1228188

These are the biggest tires I've seen on a WRX 215/75/15, although I am not sure what modifications were done to fit them:
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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  • Wider tires are good for solid surfaces like pavement and ice.
  • Thinner tires are better for most loose surfaces like snow and gravel, where you want to dig down below the loose stuff to the more solid stuff underneath.
  • For mud and deep sand you want really wide balloony tires that float on top of the surface.

If it's snow and gravel you are going to be driving in then thinner tires are the way to go. Wide tires on gravel and snow are like thin tires on pavement - you can't push the envelope very far before you start having control issues.

Most winter tires get very soft when it gets warm and will wear very quickly in summer. You might want to look at the Nokian WR G2 or the Yokohama W.Drive which are both technically all-seasons, but work relatively well in winter. They will a lot a lot longer if you're using them for playing in summer.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well I have summer tires on my rotas but I want somthing beefy lookin and rally like cuz I'm goin to be takin a few trips to nh to have fun and I'm mostly asking about height how big can I go without rolling the fenders or having rubs on turns
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